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The National Association of the Deaf filed lawsuits against Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology because their Massive Open Online Courses do not provide accommodations for the deaf, according to a Thursday press release by the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center. PHOTO BY MKSMITH23/FLICKR

Harvard, MIT sued for not captioning online content

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are facing two federal class action lawsuits filed […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Transportation for Massachusetts released Thursday that motor vehicle sales tax receipts helped support transportation funding in 2014, while expenses exceeded expectations. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Transportation for Massachusetts releases MBTA funding report

Transportation for Massachusetts, a statewide coalition that works for affordable and safe transportation, released a financial […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Pipe bursts in College of Arts of Sciences building, floods stairwell

Pipe bursts in College of Arts of Sciences building, floods stairwell

Boston University Facilities Management and Planning responded Monday afternoon to reports of a burst pipe on […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News
David Carr talks about the future of media at panel at Boston University Oct. 20. PHOTO BY SARAH FISHER/DFP FILE PHOTO

David Carr, BU professor, New York Times columnist, dies at 58

David Carr, a columnist at The New York Times who covered business, culture and government in […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Obituaries
Boston University students watch Laci Green’s presentation on safe sex at Jacob Sleeper Auditorium Thursday night. PHOTO BY OLEG TEPLYUK

YouTube personality Laci Green talks safe sex, education

YouTube personality and San Francisco-based sex education activist Laci Green, in conjunction with the Wellness and […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 1 comment · Campus, News
(From left) Lisa Goldberg, director of research at Aperio Group, Leslie Samuelrich, president of Green Century Capital Management and Bob Massie, co-founder of the Global Reporting Initiative take audience questions during a fossil fuel divestment panel at Boston University Thursday night. PHOTO BY MAE DAVIS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Forum speakers address fossil fuel divestment, implications

A mix of students, parents and faculty attended a forum on climate change and fossil fuels […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Beverly Scott speaks at a station opening in September. Scott resigned as general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Wednesday. PHOTO BY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

MBTA GM Beverly Scott resigns amidst snow response criticism

One day after the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority became the subject of controversy resulting from the […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that she will ask oil companies such as Citgo and eight others to collaborate with their franchises to eliminate synthetic drugs from stores. PHOTO BY JOSEPH WRIGHT/FLICKR

Mass. Attorney General Healey calls for end to synthetic drugs

Following an increased threat of synthetic drugs and addiction over the last four years, Massachusetts Attorney […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · City, News
Higher education consulting company Tyton Partners announced a model Tuesday that incorporates experiences in students’ educational paths to college and careers. PHOTO BY EMILY HOPKINS/DFP FILE PHOTO

Research presents framework for proof of learning

Research by Tyton Partners claims to have established a holistic framework that assesses an individual’s full […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News
Boston University will replace class days canceled due to snow with Saturday makeup classes on Feb. 28 and March 21. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Provost’s office announces Saturday classes to make up for snow days

With the third significant snowfall of the spring 2015 semester dropping 23.8 inches of snow and […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Campus, News